Friday, June 13, 2014

What we did last week

Davis took a break from playing with trains, but he's decided he likes them again. The bonus for me is that he doesn't care if the track is actually complete. This train just went "whee" down to the ground and then drove over the other unfinished end of the track.

Meter art
Moira's class had an assignment to make art with a piece of yarn one meter long. Moira's is the one with the pink flowers around it.

She also figured out that you can add water to bubble liquid and it will still make bubbles.

We had a playdate with my friend Kimberly and her kids, and Moira got to hold a fresh laid egg. She took her job very seriously.

Time to play a game
Davis wanted to play Orchard so badly, we had to take it to school with us.

He has a tendency to wake up and get involved in play for a long time before coming to find me or Walker. This morning I went in to wake the kids up so we could make it to an appointment and he was so involved in what he was building with Duplos he wouldn't let go of them for breakfast and his morning show.

New glasses
Moira lost her old glasses, and these are her new ones. They glow in the dark. We had a long conversation about being responsible with them. So far, she's doing okay.

Don't leave!
The kids have developed a system to keep Walker from going to work in the morning. They shout "Double lock!" while they do this.

Moira flag
Moira made a bunch of flags. I suspect this is the national flag of Moiravania.

He figured out how this works
Both kids have been very interested in helping me assemble the furniture I got from IKEA. It means everything takes twice as long, but Davis getting pretty good with the allen key.

Moira put the pink chair together almost entirely on her own. These are now their favorite chairs for eating breakfast in.

Gabe to the rescue!
Moira spent her own money on this Goldieblox kit that is supposed to make a dunk tank. Unfortunately, the pieces don't lock together, so even with the help of multiple older children, they couldn't get it to stay together when actually used. She did a good job following the assembly instructions before the other kids came over, but again, it just kept falling apart. I suspect we will be writing a letter of complaint to them.

Hunger games
My roommate hosted a giant purple party (of doom) for her birthday and there was a large pack of children from Davis' age up to preteen. They all played together in a large and glorious pack for most of the very long party, which was awesome to watch. There were a few bumps and misunderstandings, and one amusing moment when two of the kids were chasing another one around telling him to leave them alone because he was annoying them. I pointed out that, 1) you can't tell people they aren't allowed to play in any specific space in my house, and 2) they should be more specific about what they wanted him to stop doing. So then the eldest said "Okay! Kid, I want you to stop ANNOYING me."

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